Anyone who has suffered a painful chronic condition knows the true extent to which it can affect the quality of life. Severe back pain that does not go away is one example of this. We’ve all probably experienced some sort of back pain or discomfort that quickly healed on its own, allowing us to return to our normal movement and activities. This kind of back pain is very common and usually results from something like a minor sports or job related injury, heavy lifting or even just moving the wrong way.
When back pain is persistent and starts to actually keep us from functioning is when it is much more serious. At this point, most people have already done a lot of research and tried many types of non-surgical treatment options. Spine surgery is often considered last, when all other efforts have been exhausted.
Spine Surgery is sometimes the best option available. Results can improve peoples’ lives physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially. Many people are able to live a pain-free life again.
Spine Surgery is sometimes necessary. A qualified neurosurgeon can help you make that determination as well as explain the risks and benefits based on your unique situation.
Researching spine conditions and spine surgery can be overwhelming, but there are some good educational resources available, like UnderstandSpineSurgery.com
In some cases, spine surgery gives the very best chance of returning to living a full life. If you think this may be the case for you, we are here to help. At Regional Brain and Spine, we specialize in leading edge surgical and minimally invasive procedures. We also provide complete care with physical rehabilitation and pain management. For more information, you can call (573) 290-3973.